Learn how to choose the correct thread colors and weights

Thread Weights and Their Best Uses

Knowing which thread weight to choose is an important part of any sewing project. Thread that is too fine can cause your project to fall apart. Thread that is thicker and heavier can tear your fabric.  These free videos offer valuable information, tips, and tricks for choosing the best thread for your projects every time!  The … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Change Colours on a Threaded Overlocker/Serger Machine

Serger Sewing Tips – A Free Video Series from Gail Yellen

A free video lesson series playlist offering tips, techniques, and tutorials for sewing with a serger. Pick and choose or watch them all. Nineteen free video lessons featuring serger how-to’s, tips, and techniques: Serger Lesson Series Playlist Titles: Serger Tip Clip 1: Starter Fabric Serger Tip Clip 2: The Thread Palette Serger Tip Clip 3: … [ Read More at SWN! ]

35 Years and Still Sewing Strong,” an exhibit in the basement of the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis

Exhibit shows sewing’s evolution from hoop skirts to tablet cases – By Anna Pratt

Local group shows 35 years of home handiwork. Special to the Star Tribune AUGUST 14, 2015 How did sewing help hospital staffers who might have to deal with the Ebola crisis?   That’s one of the questions you could get answered at “35 Years and Still Sewing Strong,” an exhibit in the basement of the … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Free Sewing and Alterations Lessons

Sewing Machine Troubleshooting: Upper Thread Breaking

“Usually when the upper thread breaks, you’ve got a couple of things going on. The thread could be caught on the thread spool spindle on the top or back of the machine. So, when your upper thread keeps breaking, make sure that it is not caught on the spool itself, or make sure that it … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Industrial Sewing Machine Basics

How to Thread Industrial Sewing Machines with ProperFit Clothing Co.

Watch ProperFit Clothing Co. in this free video tutorial and learn industrial sewing machine basics: How to thread an industrial sewing machine. How to wind industrial sewing machine bobbin. How to adjust industrial sewing machine tension. What needles to use on your industrial sewing machine. How to install an industrial sewing machine needle. Adjusting commercial … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Troubleshooting Bobbin Problems in Your Sewing Machine

Troubleshooting Bobbin Problems in Your Sewing Machine

Watch Jennifer Wiese as she troubleshoots her sewing machine bobbin dilemmas in this fabulous and informative Howcast sewing machine video! Does your bobbin still have you wound up? If you are still having trouble with your bobbin watch this quick (and quiet) video from Butterfly Embroidery demonstrating how bobbin thread tension is easily adjusted: More about bobbins … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Change Colours on a Threaded Overlocker/Serger Machine

How to Change Colours on a Threaded Overlocker/Serger Machine

“Margaret from Sewing Machine Warehouse Australia will guide you in how to quickly and efficiently change thread colours on your overlocker or serger. Handy sewing hints and tips for sewer’s of all skill levels.  Visit the website for more information, to contact, or to purchase products seen in the videos.  http://www.sewbiz.com.au“   More serger information and tutorials: … [ Read More at SWN! ]

DIY sewing machine repairs

Sewing Machine Repair – Common problems with stitches, threading, tension and bobbins!

Is your sewing machine feeling tired and cranky lately? Why not treat it to a day of pampering and upkeep? Indulge your sewing machine with an “oil treatment“, massage it’s tired noisy gears, tighten the belts and reset the timing.  Save money and do these relatively simple sewing machine repairs yourself at home or in the studio. Troubleshooting tips and techniques … [ Read More at SWN! ]